Quiz: How Much Do You Know About These Famous Flying Aces?
How Much Do You Know About These Famous Flying Aces?
By: Becky Stigall
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About This Quiz

Manfred von Richthofen is one of the most famous flying aces to have ever taken to the skies. Do you know what his nickname is? Did you know he was only 11 years old when the Wright brothers made their first successful flight in Kitty Hawk? And that despite being one of the most well-known fighter pilots, he was eventually shot down and killed 15 years after that same first flight by the Wright brothers?

From World War I to modern times flying aces have been the sole of many militaries. They collectively fly thousands of missions each year in support and assistance for ground troops, as well as predetermined attacks across enemy lines. But, do you know the name of the World War II Ace who flew over 1,000 missions without ever getting shot down? Considering the fatality rate was among the highest in the war, this is an amazing feat. 

Do you know the British Ace who was blind in one eye, or do you know the Axis ace who shot down 13 opposing fighter planes in 17 minutes? 

These are the pilots who have embraced one of the scariest and most deadly occupations in the world. Do you think your skills are good enough to do them proud? Get those propellers spinning; it's quiz time!

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Manfred von Richthofen was known as what?
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Erich Hartmann was a ______ flying ace.
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James Jabara was a United States Air Force _______ pilot in World War II.
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Muhammad Mahmood Alam flew in the ________ Air Force.
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What American airman had a total of six kills in the Vietnam War?
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What Israeli Air Force fighter pilot had 17 victories?
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Who has been called the "Last American Ace"?
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What Korean War ace was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Silver Star for combat heroism?
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What World War II Allied ace was never shot down in over 1,000 missions?
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Kurt Welter flew for the _______ during WWII.
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Captain Albert Ball was ________ highest scoring ace fighter pilot during WWI.
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Ernst Udet flew for the _________ during World War I.
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William Avery Bishop flew for the Royal Flying Corps of ______.
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René Fonck flew for what country during World War I?
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What British WWI ace was almost blind in one eye?
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What Luftwaffe pilot was one of only two to ever achieve more than 300 victories?
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What Luftwaffe fighter ace shot down 13 enemies in 17 minutes?
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What German fighter pilot claimed the most Western Allied aircraft downs?
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Eino Ilmari Juutilainen flew for the _______ Air Force.
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Ivan Kozhedub was a ______ flying ace.
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Alexander Pokryshkin flew for the ______ Air Force.
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Mato Dukovac flew for the ________ Air Force.
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Ján Režňák flew for the ______ Air Force.
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What World War II American ace was one of the most decorated and had the most kills?
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What Japanese ace was the top for that country during World War II?
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What RAF ace first tried to join the South African Air Force?
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Teresio Vittorio Martinoli flew for the _______ Air Force.
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Adrian Warburton flew for the ___.
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Alexandru Șerbănescu was a ________ fighter pilot.
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What German flying ace has been credited with shooting down 189 enemy aircraft in over 700 missions?
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Hans Wind flew for the _______ Air Force.
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What Romanian ace had the nickname "Bâzu"?
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What Japanese flying ace claimed 58 kills in only three months?
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Kirill A. Yevstigneyev was a ______ fighter pilot.
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Pierre Clostermann was a ______ flying ace.
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